Accreditation Organization Seeks Public Input on Lexington Police

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Police ride-alongs, inspection of office space, and review of police documents are part of the accreditation process currently underway for the Lexington Division of Police. Department spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, also wants to hear from Lexington citizens.

"The CALEA assessors feel this is something that is very important to speak one-on-one with community members because they literally have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of files that they have to review to make a judgment about us, and there's things you just can't see on paper. They're relying on community members to get a better idea about what we do."

A hotline will be open Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the public to share their experiences involving Lexington police with the accreditation team. The phone number is 258-3664.

The assessors will also hold a public meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Urban County Government Center on East Main Street.